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101 Case Studies In Construction Management


The cases are ideal for use in the classroom or flipped classroom, for individual or group exercises, and to encourage research, writing, and presenting skills in all manner of applied construction management situations. Such a broad and useful selection of cases studies cannot be found anywhere else. While there is often no "right" answer, the author has provided model solutions to instructors through the online eResource.




101 case studies in construction management


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DESCRIPTION: Introduction to the construction management major, career paths, industry sectors, campus resources, and tools for academic success. Information and skills necessary to succeed in the construction management major.


DESCRIPTION: Issues and trends impacting construction project management and field operations. The impact of current trends on project management practice, risk mitigation, and project controls.


DESCRIPTION: Applications of project management practice for heavy civil construction projects. Exploration of heavy civil construction project management principles and concepts through industry-specific case studies, processes, and tutorials.


DESCRIPTION: Applications of project management practice for commercial construction projects. Exploration of commercial construction project management principles and concepts through industry-specific case studies, processes, and tutorials.


DESCRIPTION: Applications of project management practice for residential construction projects. Exploration of residential construction project management principles and concepts through industry-specific case studies, processes, and tutorials.


DESCRIPTION: Models and methods of disciplined inquiry used in diverse application-based organizations. Preparation to use disciplined inquiry methods to solve applied problems in construction management or related fields. Topics include problem/topic selection, writing research questions and objectives, literature reviews, selection of research methods, data collection and analysis, and conclusions and implications.


Stochastic decision analysis. Utility models. Multi-criteria decision making models: Goal Programming and Analytic Hierarchy Process. Decision Biases. Markov processes and introduction to queuing models. Inventory models and analysis. Computer aided modeling and case studies. 3 lectures, 1 activity.


Economic analysis of engineering decisions. Determining rates of return on investments. Effects of inflation, depreciation and income taxes. Sensitivity, uncertainty, and risk analysis. Application of basic principles and tools of analysis using case studies. 3 lectures.


Analysis, design, and control of service enterprises. Topics include workforce planning, customer queueing, service facility location, yield management, and call center management. Case studies from the entertainment, retailing, and financial sectors, among others. Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format. 4 lectures.


Theory and principles for manufacturing, service, and non-profit organizations. Competitive advantage. Strategic planning and operations management for organizations and teams in a rapidly changing, diverse environment. Engineering management concepts, including effective ethical, sustainable, and inclusive leadership practices. Team-based projects and cases. 3 seminars.


Industrial engineering applications in healthcare industry. Background on healthcare reform. Simulation, operations research, supply chain, facility engineering, process improvement case studies. Emerging topics in industrial engineers in healthcare, change management, patient flow, Lean Six Sigma, nursing, patient safety, and decision-making. 4 lectures.


The special requirements of entrepreneurship in a high-tech environment. Guest lectures, focused seminar topics, a business plan project, and case studies provide the tools to evaluate and pursue technology-based business opportunities. 4 lectures.


Successful construction project management involves coordinating and connecting people and resources in order to complete construction projects as close to on time and on budget as possible.


Construction project management (CPM) is the planning and execution of a construction project. In practice, it means directing resources to achieve construction goals within a predetermined time, budget, and scope.


The main difference between construction project management and more generalized project management is that CPM is purely objective-based. That's not to say other project types don't have objectives. Construction's focus is just more singular.


One of the most important construction project management tools is software. Construction project management software helps PMs manage the variables and organize a project's data, while connecting all the various stakeholders.


Changes made during construction are the most common cause of delay and budget overrun. Proper management of work change orders and Requests for Information (RFIs) is crucial to a smooth build process.


Design-Build is a project delivery method in which the design and construction services are contracted by a single entity known as the Design-Builder (in most cases a Contractor). -is-Design-Build.aspx 041b061a72


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